CERAMICS Laboratory with Ricardo Lopes
Aimed at classes at Naus Basic School, Lagos
01, 02 and 04 of June 2021
In this Laboratory we will make a brief introduction to Ceramics, a form of expression as primitive as contemporary, exploring the way it has followed the history of Humanity and making known the particularities of its aesthetics.
In a time when our hands quickly become commands of virtual worlds and we no longer recognize in them the potential and the ability to give a three-dimensional shape to our thoughts and emotions, contact with clay is even more important because it revives the ability to materialize things, to create using only a basic skill regulated by simple principles.
Ricardo Lopes, potter potter, develops his work in the field of Contemporary Ceramics using traditional techniques. He completed the Creative Ceramics Course at CENCAL in 2004. He did internships in Poland, France and Cape Verde. Participated in several workshops on glazing special effects and traditional techniques. He was an artist residing in Japan, China and more recently in India.
He also works as a professor of ceramics in various educational projects in the form of courses and workshops in museums, schools, ateliers, social centers and other public and private institutions.